A month later, a suspect is charged with the murder of the Forest Hills food delivery man – QNS.com

A month after the murder of a beloved Chinese food delivery boy in Forest Hills sparked outrage and questions about a suspect, police on Wednesday night arrested a 51-year-old man from Briarwood, who now faces murder charges.

Glenn Hirsch, of 141st Street, was arrested at his home at 8 p.m. on June 1 and charged with murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the April 30 death of a 45 years old. Zhiwen Yanaccording to the authorities.

Zhiwen Yan, 45, was shot in the chest and killed while delivering food on his scooter at the corner of 108th Street and 67th Drive in Forest Hills on Saturday April 30. (Photo via GoFundMe)

On the night of April 30, Yan, a father of three, was shot dead while riding a scooter after making a delivery near 108th Street and 67th Drive in Forest Hills around 9:30 p.m., authorities said.

NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said on Twitter that “Yan was a beloved member of his Queens community whose tragic murder in April was heartbreaking.”

After Yan’s death, community residents called for justice at a Community Board 6 meeting and vigil held outside the Great Wall restaurant where Yan worked. Last month, police identified a disgruntled customer as a possible person of interest in the case. However, due to an ongoing investigation, the NYPD could not say if the person was interviewed.

As reports surfaced of a dispute between the suspect and the Great Wall restaurant over not receiving more duck sauce with his order, an NYPD spokesperson said he was unsure how the incident had taken place and that the investigation was continuing.

Murder of Zhiwen Yan in Forest Hills
Photo by Dean Moses

On Twitter, Congresswoman Grace Meng thanked the NYPD for their work investigating the case, while noting that the community has not been comfortable since Yan’s death.

Murder of Zhiwen Yan in Forest Hills
Photo by Dean Moses

“The life of this family will never be the same again, but at the funeral, that was his wife Eva’s main request – that he be caught and that justice be served. “The family and the restaurant also say that this suspect harassed Mr. Yan and the restaurant employees. I hope @NYPD112Pct study this too.

Councilwoman Lynn Schulman said she was “happy to see that Zhiwen Yan’s killer has finally been caught” and hoped “this will bring some comfort to her family”.